AS A FRESHMAN IN 2012
CCAA All-Academic ... Sprinted to a season-best time of 23.88 in the 200-meter dash at the Mangrum Invitational, where he finished 17th overall ... Also posted a ninth-place time of 51.2 in the 400 at the Mangrum Invitational, his best time for that event during the season ... Had highest finish in the 200 at the All-Cal Challenge, a ninth-place showing in which he ran a 24.02 ... Placed as high as sixth in the 400 during the meet against Cal Poly Pomona and Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (52.06) ... Additionally, ran anchor leg of UCSD "B" team in the 4x400 relay at the Mangrum Invitational, helping the Tritons earn fourth place with a time of 3:29.89.
A 2011 graduate from Clovis West High School in Fresno ... Scholar-athlete honors all four years (2008-11) ... Named all-conference as a junior and senior (2010-11) ... Recipient of Top Track Athlete award ... Won first place in the 1,600 sprint medley at the Arcadia Invitational ... Placed second in the 4x400 relay (3:22.98) at the Mt. SAC Invitational as a senior (2011) ... Came in fourth at the Valley Championships in the distance medley ... Had a personal-best, school-record time of 50.49 in the 400 at the West Coast Relays, where he placed third as a senior (2011) ... Ran second leg of 4x400 relay team at the CIF Central Section Championships, where the Golden Eagles finished fourth with a school-record time of 3:21.27 during his senior year (2011) ... Also played football and ran cross country at CWHS.
Born Sept. 15, 1993 in Fresno ... Son of Clyde and Melisha Ford ... Has an older brother named Warren and a younger sister named Morgan ... Warren also ran track and field with the United States Merchant Marine Academy ... A human biology major at Revelle College ... Aspires to go to medical school ... Roots for the Tritons ... Favorite athlete is Steve Prefontaine ... Placing first in a relay at the Arcadia Invitational is his most memorable track moment ... Hanging with friends, biking, weightlifting, and going to the beach are among things he does in his spare time ... Forrest Gump is his favorite movie ... Listens to The Black Keys ... Would eat sushi for the rest of his life if given the chance.